When must I start making payments to the chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee?


You must begin making payments to the chapter 13 trustee within 30 days after the debtor’s plan is filed in the court, and the plan must be filed with the court within 14 days after the case is filed. The payments must be made regularly, usually on a monthly basis. If the debtor is employed, some courts require the payments to be made by the debtor’s employer, otherwise, the payments can be made by the debtor.